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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 19, 2021
 
Amerant Bancorp Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
Florida 001-38534 65-0032379
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation
 (Commission
file number)
 (IRS Employer
Identification Number)
220 Alhambra Circle
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
(Address of principal executive offices)

(305) 460-8728
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading SymbolsName of exchange on which registered
Class A Common StockAMTBNASDAQ
Class B Common StockAMTBBNASDAQ

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR§230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.



Item 8.01 Other Events.

Following the filing of the Company’s 2020 annual report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 19, 2021, Millar Wilson has retired from his role as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, and effective March 20, 2021, Gerald P. Plush, who has served as Executive Vice Chairman since February 15, 2021, is the Company’s Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

The Company had previously reported under Item 5.02 on a Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 21, 2021; Mr. Wilson’s retirement from his role as Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and the appointment of Gerald P. Plush, as the Company’s Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer effective the day following the filing of the Company’s 2020 annual report on Form 10-K with the SEC. Mr. Plush has served as a Company director since July 2019 and as Executive Vice-Chairman since February 15, 2021.

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
Date: March 19, 2021 Amerant Bancorp Inc.
    
  By: /s/ Julio V. Pena
    Name: Julio V. Pena
    Title:  Senior Vice President and Assistant Corporate Secretary